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Old 09-03-2008, 01:17 AM   #1
darthaxul
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stop debian packages automatic


I run aptitude install <somepackage>
20 packages are listed and wants me to comfirm the install
I dont want 5 of those packages
What is the command that prevents those 5 from installing?
 
Old 09-03-2008, 01:39 AM   #2
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That's a hard situation to deal with, actually.

The reason why those packages are listed is because aptitude believes that those 20 packages (including the 5 that you don't want) are a part of the "dependencies" that are required to run the application you're trying to install.

So basically, to install it without those 5 packages using aptitude, I don't think it's possible. However since I'm not the expert with aptitude, I might be wrong.

In yum, you can use the parameter exclude= in /etc/yum.conf.

My only suggestion is to try and install it manually by grabbing the packages from the repositories and use dpkg
 
Old 09-03-2008, 10:48 AM   #3
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If the packages are "dependencies," you need them. If they are "recommendations," which Aptitude will also install by default, you can avoid them with a -R option.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 05:31 PM   #4
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misled

To be more specific I manually installed 5 packages which I want kept, and I dont want Debian's version of those packages.
It doesn't say these 20 are recommended, but rather "will automatically be installed."
And the -R option didn't seem to help.
 
Old 09-03-2008, 06:28 PM   #5
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# aptitude hold <packagename>
 
Old 09-04-2008, 01:27 AM   #6
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aptitude hold works only for packages already installed. You failed. The fact still remains that I dont want to install those 5 unwanted automatically included packages.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 02:55 AM   #7
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You FAILED! Hahahahahha - I just can't get over how he said it... :P - Please don't take any offence

By the way, darthaxul, you might want to just manually install the rest of the 15 packages manually yourself. I know it's bothersome, but I think it's just the easiest way around this.

Just go to the repository website you should be able to find the packages quite easily. Put it in 1 folder and install it with one fell swoop by dpkg.

I guess I might fail too :P
 
  


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